Today, sterling silver is one of the most commonly used metals in high-quality jewelry and accessories. But not just any silver alloy is labeled as sterling — true
sterling silver is required to have a set amount of silver content. Sterling silver is made almost completely from pure silver. Precisely 92.5% of the alloy must be
silver, and the remaining 7.5 percent comes from other metals, most commonly copper. This minimal addition of another metal provides silver with strength and
durability without affecting its gorgeous, white-gray appearance.
An easy way to tell if a piece is sterling silver is to look for a quality stamp. According to international standards, all sterling silver should be marked with a quality or fineness stamp, which clearly states the precious metal content of the jewelry. Typically the piece will be stamped with 925 (indicating the 92.5% silver content) confirming it is in fact sterling silver.
No matter how or where you wear it, sterling silver jewelry is a timeless and seamless addition to your jewelry collection. Now that you know all about this attractive alloy go check out our silver earring collection!!